Wiltshire family share an amazing love story…

A love story

This article first appeared in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald in early February 2014. Today mum Liz Badcock is a loving mother, doting wife and fledgling entrepreneur. As she turns 40 this year and enjoys watching her 20-month-old son … [Read more...]

Wiltshire artist takes on his greatest challenge – being a dad.

Wiltshire, street art, Banksy, Syd

This article was first published in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald on Thursday November 14 2013 and it's reproduced here by request.  Ever heard of the artist Syd? Or the Stencil Shed? If you live in the Malmesbury area, these names should be … [Read more...]

I’m a parrot with a splash of eagle, hint of dove. What about you?

No, I'm not a peacock..I'm a parrot....

Since being in business, I've come to realise that understanding yourself can be key to success. There are lots of things I know about myself but when I became self-employed, there was one thing I didn't know - could I actually do it? Could I … [Read more...]

Tired Swindon dad spells out demands of being a father…

Now's the time to sleep? or is it?

Guest post from my Twitter friend @Ianaf72 or Ian Francis from Swindon - we had a little twitter chat about being tired and I challenged him to write a guest blog. Here it is! ‘Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was … [Read more...]

Your child is ill, it’s late – where do you go for medical help? A Swindon story.

Off to find out-of-hours medical help...again

Have you ever had an evening where you've been frustrated because you can't easily access a doctor when your child is ill? When you know what's wrong but you might need medicine so you will have to see a professional?   I've just had such … [Read more...]

First day back at school – what’s it like for you? From one Swindon mum.

First day at school can seem like a long, uphill slog

Today many children went back to school - as a mum of three, I have three of these days to deal with this year as all three children are at different stages. Today will possibly be the most long-winded and it reminded me of the trauma that many … [Read more...]

Road users who drive me mad!

picture of a car, side view with one wheel showing

This morning as I drove down a dual carriage way in Swindon - a cyclist, making his way out of town on the other side of the road, crossed the very wide green verge and then crossed in front of two lines of cars on my side of the road. Luckily … [Read more...]